2017 AWHS Summer Reading Information

Reading is an essential part of our curriculum at Archbishop Williams. In order to further our students’ education, each student is required to continue to read throughout summer vacation. Our goal is that all students will develop a real appreciation of quality literature. Parents are encouraged to discuss the books and/or read along with their student. Summer reading can be a great opportunity for parents to spend quality time reading and discussing some great characters, cultural and historical settings, and the life lessons portrayed in the novel. 

If you have any questions in regards to AWHS Summer reading (Grades 9-12), please contact Mrs. Adams (jamieadams@awhs.org).

If you have any questions in regards to AWHS Summer reading (Grades 7&8), please contact Ms. Bois (kbois@awhs.org).

*All summer reading books can be purchased at MBS Direct, from our online school bookstore, or at any other bookseller.


7th Grade

7th Grade Summer Reading

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Download Grade 7 Summer Reading Assignment Sheet

If you have any questions in regards to AWHS Summer reading (Grades 7&8), please contact Ms. Bois (kbois@awhs.org).

Additional 7th & 8th Grade Summer Info

7th & 8th Grade Supply List

7th Grade Summer Math Assignment

8th Grade Summer Math Assignment

8th Grade

8th Grade Summer Reading

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Download Grade 8 Summer Reading Assignment Sheet

If you have any questions in regards to AWHS Summer reading (Grades 7&8), please contact Ms. Bois (kbois@awhs.org).

Additional 7th & 8th Grade Summer Info

7th & 8th Grade Supply List

7th Grade Summer Math Assignment

8th Grade Summer Math Assignment

Freshman

9th Grade Summer Reading

All levels choose ONE:

a. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

b. The Chocolate Wars by Robert Cormier

c. Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Honors only choose ONE IN ADDITION TO ONE FROM ABOVE:

a. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

b. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Write a one page epilogue (or a continuation of the story where it leaves off) and bring it to class for the first day of school.  Each student should be prepared to do further work with the novel during the first week or two of classes.   Please note that they DO NOT have to complete the note-taking form that was previously part of the summer reading assignment. There was a lot of confusion last year about the note-taking form.

Sophomore

10th Grade Summer Reading

All levels choose ONE:

a. My Sister's Keeper

b. A Season on the Brink

Honors only choose ONE IN ADDITION TO ONE FROM ABOVE:

a. The Secret Life of Bees

b. The Things They Carried

Write a one page epilogue (or a continuation of the story where it leaves off) and bring it to class for the first day of school.  Each student should be prepared to do further work with the novel during the first week or two of classes.   Please note that they DO NOT have to complete the note-taking form that was previously part of the summer reading assignment. There was a lot of confusion last year about the note-taking form.

Junior

11th Grade Summer Reading

All levels choose ONE:

a. Tender is the Night

b. The Glass Menagerie

Honors only choose ONE IN ADDITION TO ONE FROM ABOVE:

a. A Prayer for Owen Meany

b. The Great Gatsby

Write a one page epilogue (or a continuation of the story where it leaves off) and bring it to class for the first day of school.  Each student should be prepared to do further work with the novel during the first week or two of classes.   Please note that they DO NOT have to complete the note-taking form that was previously part of the summer reading assignment. There was a lot of confusion last year about the note-taking form.

Senior

12th Grade Summer Reading

All levels choose ONE:

a. Teacher Man

b. 1984

Honors only choose ONE IN ADDITION TO ONE FROM ABOVE:

a. The Life of Pi

b. Cry the Beloved Country

AP

a. Cry the Beloved Country

b. The Sound & The Fury

c. Slaughterhouse 5

d. Turn of the Screw

Write a one page epilogue (or a continuation of the story where it leaves off) and bring it to class for the first day of school.  Each student should be prepared to do further work with the novel during the first week or two of classes.   Please note that they DO NOT have to complete the note-taking form that was previously part of the summer reading assignment. There was a lot of confusion last year about the note-taking form.